Pastor, scholar, outdoorsman, historian

30th April, 2015 by

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — All of us affect the lives of others. Don Simonton’s life touched more than most. That life also forged a bond between his family and the place he loved.Simonton died March 17 at his home in Grand Junction. His wife, June, preceded him in death in 2013.A Lutheran minister and missionary who had already founded two congregations in New Mexico, Simonton arrived in Vail in 1967 with a unique assignment: developing a ministry for a mountain resort community focused on serving the leisure/recreation industry. In collaboration with the Catholic church already in Minturn, and an established Lutheran …

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